Young Filmmakers Competition

The Young Filmmakers Competition for 2014 has now closed for submissions. A big thanks to all of you who have submitted films this year, we will be announcing the nominees at the end of August.


Call for Submissions

Deadline: Friday 8 August 2014, 1pm

Calling all young filmmakers from North East England and South East Scotland aged 19 years and under...

We’re thrilled to announce that the Young Filmmakers Competition is back and bigger than ever! Now in its 6th year, the prestigious prize aims to encourage and support budding young filmmakers in our region, and this year we launch not just one award but two!

New for this year’s competition is the introduction of two age categories:

The Chris Anderson Award (for filmmakers 15-19 years old)
We invite young people (aged 15-19 years old) to submit their short films to compete for The Chris Anderson Award and a cash prize of £250. This competition commemorates the life of Chris Anderson who was an active supporter of our Festival and of developing skills in young filmmakers. The Award is kindly supported by his family - widow Chrissie Anderson and son Paul W.S. Anderson, Director of Resident Evil and Alien vs. Predator.

Young Filmmakers Award (for filmmakers 14 years and under)
Supported by Simpson McCreath Trust
We invite young people (aged 14 years old and under) to submit their short films to compete for the new Young Filmmakers Award and a cash prize of £250. This award has been kindly supported by Simpson McCreath Trust who are keen to nurture and support children and young people in the area through filmmaking.

Shortlisted filmmakers will see their films screened on the big screen during this year’s 10th Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and be in with a chance of winning the prestigious award and £250 towards their next filmmaking project.

The Young Filmmakers Competition is open to schools, colleges, youth groups and individuals and is free to enter. We accept entries via website URL or DVD and we are looking for short films under 16 minutes long.

For more information please download the Guidelines. To submit an entry to the Young Filmmakers Competition, download and complete the Application Form and follow the submission details.

If you are having difficulty with the links above, please email us and we can help.

Deadline for entries is 1pm on 8 August 2014 and applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted by the end of August.

Good luck!